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Award winning and recommended young adult books available in the CMC

About the Pura Belpré Award

"The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth."

*Note: "The award is now given annually. It was given as a biennial award from 1996 through 2008. Beginning with the 2021 award, the Young Adult Author category was added with YALSA's partnership."

Award Winners

Honor Books

Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Award Winners (2021 - present)

Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Honor Books (2021 - present)

Pura Belpré Author Award Winners (prior to 2021)

Pura Belpré Author Honor Books (prior to 2021)